OT Security Requires A Holistic View Of Plant Risk
- Classify assets according to risk, so you know what you need to protect and can prioritize vulnerability management strategies and ICS maintenance.
- OT cybersecurity is not just an IT problem. Everyone in the plant needs to understand their roles and responsibilities for OT cybersecurity.
“Technology must be chosen for the OT environment and adapted to the plant.”
Cybersecurity has always involved people, processes, and technology, and in a homogeneous IT environment, people often think first about the technological aspects of cybersecurity. But in the OT world that is found inside large industrial plants, “Technology must be chosen for the OT environment and adapted to the plant,” says Agustin Valencia. That leaves it up to company processes to fill the cybersecurity gaps. “Technology cannot be enough. In the case of OT systems, procedures and awareness can make the workers our best firewall.”